The great thing about this American disc is that it doesn't duplicate the running order of contemporary live LP (1982) 'Dig The New Breed' at all. Surprisingly, neither disc replicates the running order of a singles collection LP either, with obscurer tracks like 'Heatwave' given equal priority.
Far too young to have attended a Jam gig, and in the absence of any concert videos, listening to these CDs is probably the closest younger Jam fans will ever be able to get to being there.
Paul Weller as angry-sounding young man is what you get on every track, a million-miles from the dad rock strummings on last year's 'Days Of Speed'!
As with The Clash, listening to studio recordings only gives half the story, because The Jam live must have been a hot ticket.
'The Modern World' is a pretty dud song to kick off with, but 'Billy Hunt' gets the crowd going and 'Down In The Tube Station At Midnight' and 'Town Called Malice' are brilliant as always.
All told, a bit of a bargain really.